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or Alain Badiou, French philosopher, mathematician and author, talking about the finite and infinite in an ontology of multiplicity. In this lecture, Alain Badiou discusses set theory, the formulas of existence and obligation, the reactionary vision in politics, and omega as a limit point and event in relationship to Plato, Georg Cantor, René Descartes, Henri Bergson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida focusing on truth, God, the One, affirmation, void, extensionality, globality, locality, difference, succession, repetition, new worlds, memory and life.Public open lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS Media and Communication Studies department program Saas-Fee Switzerland Europe. 2011. Alain Badiou. Alain Badiou (b. 1937, Rabat, Morocco) holds the Rene Descartes Chair at the European Graduate School. He studied at the École Normale Supérieure, to which he later returned, to become the Chair of the Philosophy Department. Alain Badiou has also taught at the University of Paris VIII (Vincennes-Saint Denis), and continues to do so at the Collège International de Philosophie. Badiou was one of the founding members of the Unified Socialist Party, which was particularly active in the struggle for the decolonization of Algeria. To this day, Badiou remains both a member of the Union des jeunesses communistes de France (marxistes-léninistes), and at the center of L'Organisation Politique, a 'post-party organization ...